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This tv is working when it wants to?

I just got this tv from the shop last week. Spent $400.00 for repairs, also for a new lamp. 1st day back the tv work fine, then, i would turn on the t.v. getting the sound, but not the picture. sometimes the red lamp light would come on. then it will stay on with only the sound not the picture. the tech at the repair shop told me to throw away the tv, but, i already put a lot of money in to this t.v. So, im thinking it might be the bulb that the techs replace? on the new bulb it has a #082200080429. But, the old blown out bulb read #915p020010. Could this be the problem? please help, thank you!

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You may have the wrong lamp. The lamp assembly is 915P020A10.
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